France has entered the global race to develop a viable cargo airship with a 500-foot blimp designed to lift lumber from deep woodland. Flying Whales is joining a contest that includes defense giant Lockheed Martin Corp. and a clutch of smaller players. What’s different about the latest project is the combined benefit of the blimp being able to lift an industry-leading 60 tons, but without any requirement for mooring pylons. The company has already secured about 200 million euros ($246 million) ...
Welcome to Reconnections’ Friday Reads. This week’s list: • Crossrail to generate electricity from wind its own trains (Wired) • What can London learn from Barcelona? (BanPrivateCarsinLondon) • Woolwich hybrid battery ferries in service late 2018 (PassengerShip) • French bike trains (AtlasObscura) • Lisboa tram route reinstated after 23 years (Metro-Report) • 6 secrets from Sevilla’s Lightning Bike Network (Streetsblog) • The Trolley – IMAX documentary premiere ...
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